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Definitions of quit

  1. put an end to a state or an activity; " Quit teasing your little brother"
  2. give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; " In the second round, the challenger gave up"
  3. go away or leave
  4. turn away from; give up; " I am foreswearing women forever"
  5. give up or retire from a position; " The Secretary fo the Navy will leave office next month"; " The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"
  6. ( usually followed by ` of') released from something onerous ( especially an obligation or duty); " quit of all further responsibility for their safety"; " well rid of him"
  7. Any one of numerous species of small passerine birds native of tropical America. See Banana quit, under Banana, and Guitguit.
  8. Released from obligation, charge, penalty, etc.; free; clear; absolved; acquitted.
  9. To set at rest; to free, as from anything harmful or oppressive; to relieve; to clear; to liberate.
  10. To release from obligation, accusation, penalty, or the like; to absolve; to acquit.
  11. To discharge, as an obligation or duty; to meet and satisfy, as a claim or debt; to make payment for or of; to requite; to repay.
  12. To carry through; to go through to the end.
  13. To have done with; to cease from; to stop; hence, to depart from; to leave; to forsake; as, to quit work; to quit the place; to quit jesting.
  14. To meet the claims upon, or expectations entertained of; to conduct; to acquit; - used reflexively.
  15. Discharge, as an obligation or duty; stop; give up; as, to quit work; forsake; as, to quit the path of duty; to depart from; as, he quit the house forever.
  16. Freed from.
  17. Quit or quitted.
  18. Quitting.
  19. To release from obligation, accusation, etc.: to acquit: to depart from: to give up: to clear by full performance:- pr. p. quitting; pa. t. and pa. p. quitted.
  20. ( B.) Set free: acquitted: released from obligation.
  21. Set free; rid.
  22. To release; leave.
  23. To cease or desist; let go; forsake; abandon.
  24. To acquit; free or clear.
  25. Discharged; released; clear; free.
  26. Free; clear; discharged from.
  27. To leave; to depart from; to liberate; to release; to discharge; to requite; to abandon. To quit cost, to pay. To quit scores, to make even; to clear mutually from demands. To be quits, applied to persons who separate or settle their matters on equal terms.
  28. To discharge an obligation; to absolve; to acquit; to conduct; to abandon; to forsake; to resign; to give up.
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Usage examples for quit

  1. Then he seems to quit. – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  2. You are not a person whom one can easily quit." – The Red Lily, v2 by Anatole France
  3. As for me, I never quit my gun, Jean- Claude, but war is war. – The Invasion of France in 1814 by Émile Erckmann Alexandre Chatrian
  4. I'll quit drinkin', Allie.... – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  5. You know I've got to quit? – The Gold Trail by Harold Bindloss
  6. I thought it never would end, and I'd have quit my job on the spot if there had been anyone to take my place. – Tabitha's Vacation by Ruth Alberta Brown
  7. Since I quit the service, I haven't been doin' so good. – Get Out of Our Skies! by E. K. Jarvis
  8. Quit while the quittin's good. – The House of Torchy by Sewell Ford
  9. I took leave of her as hurriedly and abruptly as possible- I could not trust myself to quit her in any other way. – Basil by Wilkie Collins
  10. But if I had quit, they'd have closed in a month, I tell you! – Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color by Brander Matthews
  11. Well, then, I quit. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  12. I don't like him, and we quit pretty sudden, yet I saw him do somethin' once that beat me. – The Plunderer by Roy Norton
  13. If Jacques cares a bit for me, he must take himself off, and me with him, to some place where there's not quite so much fighting, or else I'll be quit of him and go without him. – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
  14. Her victory had not been so complete as she had supposed; it had carried her on to ground that she was already anxious to quit. – The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki
  15. If you've got anything against me- Oh, quit it! – The Gringos by B. M. Bower
  16. Whatever it is, you'll have to quit singing it and talk something we can understand. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930 by Various
  17. He'll quit for lessons one week, and maybe next week somethin' else 'll decide him. – Sonny, A Christmas Guest by Ruth McEnery Stuart
  18. Joe can lay me out cold, but I'll never quit! – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
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